Meet Boris E. Morley, formerly a Dancing Bear in a circus. When he ran away from the Circus he left his tutu and took the magicians silk kerchiefs instead which he made into a rather handsome scarf. Boris has a Russian mother and a British father and loves to read and drink tea. He also makes the best Vatrushka of the Forest.
After the long Rabbit shading experiment I was ready for a new and slightly smaller and simpler furry/shading challenge. Even though it's only a small portrait (approx 3") I used about 8 shades of brown for Boris' fur, ranging from a light cream colour to the darkest of browns DMC has available.
Via Instagram and Twitter I received various name suggestions (thanks everyone!) for my Bear and finally settled on Boris E. (for Edward) Morley because I think it suits him. :) I'd love to stitch more of these smaller 'portraits' and giving each character a name and history. Next would be Boris' best friend, I'm thinking that could be some kind of bird. A Robin maybe?